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EPSO Tests for Contractual Agents (revision 13/7/2009)

Sources for the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning Test


Introduction
During the last few years, many of the EPSO questions have taken on a resemblance to those of the “Graduate Record Examination” (GRE), a standardized test used in the United States to get scores that are comparable across the whole country.

Naturally, these tests and the materials to prepare for them are available in English rather than in other languages.

Here, we are only interested in the reasoning part of the GRE.

So please be sure to ignore all the material about English vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, essay writing etc.

Free Online
If you are looking for a job at the European institutions then look at these free tests.

For other practice tests look here.

Also, try these sample questions to get started: Ref: 1 , Ref: 2
here are some samples: Ref: 3 and Ref: 4

Also see GRE flash cards on various subjects here:
Ref: 5

On analytical writing
Ref: 6

Books
At www.amazon.de and www.amazon.fr 252 books on how to prepare for the GRE are available to you, without the delay and cost of transatlantic shipment.

Two classics are “Barron’s How to Prepare for the GRE” (ISBN 0764178784) and “Kaplan GRE Exam 2006” (ISBN 0743265440) Once more; please concentrate strongly on the reasoning part.

Sources for the EU-Knowledge Test - Free Online
Ref: 7

The European Parliament maintains this site; therefore, the material is available in twenty languages.

Another important advantage is that this site is updated by researchers who are close to the sources of information.
http://europa.eu.int
If you have time and energy left, you can find still more detailed information here. But beware of information overload.

The Fact Sheets of the European Parliament are available as a book also.

The “250 MCQ on Europe and European Policy”, published by the SFE in Brussels and available from the SE in Luxembourg are a classic.

Hundreds of titles on the EU are on sale at www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.uk ; your best bet is to concentrate on general EU books published this millennium because questions are often concentrated on recent events (such as enlargement, EU Constitution).

Please remember to share information with your colleagues and to give us feedback after the tests, so that we can keep this information up-to-date.

Other recommended books for EPSO tests are:
1) Timothy Bainbridge 'The Penguin Companion to European Union'

2) Andras Baneth and Gyula Cserey 'The Ultimate EU Test Book'

3) E. Hetru and J.L. Bizeur (Edited by ORSEU) 'Verbal and numerical
reasoning MCQ for the European Institutions'competitions'

4) The Ultimate On-line EU Tests

For improving your level of English:
5) H. Ramsey Fowler and Jane E. Aaron 'The Little, Brown Handbook'
(Pearson & Longman)

6) Michael Swan 'Practical English Usage' (Oxford University Press)

7) Concours Européens - guide préparatiore à l'Union Européenne (français/anglais), Dr Philipp Lambach, (FR) ISBN-978-3-939938-19-4, (EN) ISBN-978-3-939938-16-3

Other ressources are:
a, b, c and d.

And, here are more references from EPSO itself...


Best of luck with your preparations
From all of us in SID

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